Monthly Archives: January 2018

Socially Responsible Investing: Align Your Values and Your Money

Taking charge of your financial future should be a given for most Americans. We no longer rely solely on our employers to provide us with a pension or retirement fund, and many of us have decided to start our own investment funds. But are you a person that wants to know where your money is […]

Why is My Credit Score Never the Same?

Checking your credit score can be a bit overwhelming and even anxiety-inducing. Where do you get your score? Should you pay for it? Should you get it for free through your bank or credit card issuer? Why is your score different everywhere you look? With all the questions you may have, I figured it might […]

12 Things You Should Know About the New Tax Law

The long-debated changes to America’s tax code are now law. President Trump closed out 2017 by signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, bringing sweeping changes to how much individuals and companies will pay in tax beginning this year. What does the new tax law mean for you? Here are some key take-aways. You’ll probably […]

Is 2018 the Right Year to Buy a Home?

If buying your first home is among your New Year’s resolutions for 2018, you might be viewing the current real estate landscape with equal parts hopeful wonder and anxious dread. As a first-time buyer, you can expect plenty of company at open houses and a lot of headwinds in your search. Experts predict 2018 will […]

How Long Do You Need to Keep All This Financial Paperwork?

With tax season right around the corner, you’ll likely find yourself wondering how long you should keep some of your paperwork. Well, here’s a handy primer. When you no longer need any of the documents listed below make sure to dispose of them properly by shredding to keep personal information confidential—contact your credit union to […]

How to Improve Your Finances in One Year

Saving for your kids’ college and retirement, reaping the rewards of the stock market—all of these things take years to accomplish. But there are financial goals you can accomplish in one year that can make a big difference, too. First, figure out exactly what it is you want to accomplish over the course of the […]

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been providing service to the families and individuals in the Central Virginia area for more than 125 years.  They are supported by local donors, volunteers and partners like us.  More Info